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Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse Australian tour; split LP out now

Posted by Lachlan

Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse - Fuck armageddon this is JCPThe new Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse split 12" LP is out now and available for free download over at Art As Catharsis.

If you haven't heard them, Battle Pope describe themselves as "Little Richard wildly fucking Blood Duster, Captain Cleanoff and Elvis at a hedonist coke-orgy". Jesus Christ Posse sound like Black Flag with Billy Graham on vocals, or D.R.I. fronted by Pat Robertson.

Tour dates below. Facebook event here.

Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse Australian Tour

Fri 18 Jan - Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane (AA)
w/ Machina Genova, Fvck Mountain, Ritual Harm

Sat 19 Jan - Rhys' House, Sunshine Coast

Sun 20 Jan - Wasp Factory, Lismore

Tue 22 Jan - Venue TBC, Byron Bay

Wed 23 Jan - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle

Fri 25 Jan - The Pot Belly Hotel, Canberra
w/ Wretch + TBC

Sat 26 Jan - The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
w/ The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers (SA), Peter Brock (SA), Snakes Get Bad Press

Fri 1 Feb - Venue TBC, Melbourne
w/ We Lost the Sea, Fully Cooked + TBC

Sat 2 Feb - Scumfest 2013, Old Queens Theatre, Adelaide
w/ Totally Unicorn, Captain Cleanoff, Space Bong, God God Dammit Dammit, We Lost the Sea, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers and many more

Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse Australian Tour


New Adeliade grindcore: Corruptors and Death-Cult Jock

Posted by Lachlan

CorruptersIf you haven't heard Adelaide's newest grind band Corrupters, then you need to get your shit together. I was lucky enough to play with these dudes at the last Scumfest in Adelaide and they were fucking intense.

Featuring members of Los Diablos, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers (who RULE) and Lapdancer, these dudes are just playing harsh punky old-school grind tunes in the vein of Terrorizer, Looking for an Answer and Brutal Truth.

They've got a few very rough cuts of some new tracks up on their MySpace site which you would do well to check out. They're currently putting together a 10 track album that their site says should be out in February 2009 (but clearly isn't). Allegedly it is to be mixed and mastered by one Mick Kenny of Annal Nathrakh. THAT should be fucking caustic.

Death Cult JockThen comes Death-Cult Jock, who seem to be a tad more up-tempo and generally more fucking violent. Now THIS is dense and intense hyber-speed, relentless grind! No bloody breakdowns to be found here, just violent blast-beats. These dudes feature members of Space Bong, Corruptors, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers and God God Dammit Dammit. It kinda looks like they have an album out called West End Blast, but that's the first I've heard of it.

It's nice to see a few cool new grind bands popping up in Adelaide. Infact; it's about fucking time.

Corrupters live


The Aftermath of Scumfest (SA)

Posted by Lachlan

Scumfest 2009This will just be a quick self-indulgent write up to cover the Scumfest 2009 festival that took place over the Australia Day long weekend in Adelaide. All I can say is that it was fucking awesome. From the venue Worldsend, the crowds and the mix of bands that played, the festival really exceeded my expectations.

Kill A Celebrity was invited alongside Dining in Tuscany to participate in Scumfest, and I can recall from memory that Beyond Terror Beyond Grace (NSW) was invited over last year as one of their first interstate shows. What I was really impressed with was the vibe of the festival; the promoter Kegan (vocalist of Space Bong and Death-Cult Jock) goes out of his way to invite bands that he is truly passionate about rather than fill up the bill with token acts. Not only is he a great promoter, but he is extremely hospitable - offering us free accommodation and even food from his kitchen. We made sure we sent him something as a token of our great appreciation.

Scumfest 2009As for the bands themselves there were a few solid standouts. Death-Cult Jock and Corruptors both stood out as two extremely fast, tight and violent new old-school grind bands to look out for. Dining in Tuscany delivered their typically energetic and ultra-tight brand of epic blackened grindcore to an absolutely mesmorized crowd. Captain Cleanoff and Robotosaurus absolutely destroyed the fucking venue as the headliners of each night, boasting enormous live sound and ridiculously catchy mid-paced mosh-friendly grind. Unfortunately the killer Zappa-meets-Parilament-esque party band God God Dammit Dammit wasn't able to play on the Sunday night, but we were able to catch them in a jam earlier in the day.

The highlight of the weekend for me by far was Space Bong. Man did they fucking CRUSH me (and why wouldnt they with members of no less than FOUR killer SA bands; The Rivalry, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers, Meat Wallet and God God Dammit Dammit). A sledge hammer of some of the heaviest, vile, sludge-ridden stoner doom I have ever heard. Rumour has it that Anna V of Crux is releasing their upcoming album, and I for one am extremely jealous. These guys are no doubt one of the best doom bands I have seen in Australia - so don't miss a chance to catch them. If I have my way we should hopefully be seeing them in Sydney before the year is out.

Scumfest is another welcome addition to the growing mini-festivals across Australia (a la East/West Death Grind Fest, Grindcore 2009, Devils Kitchen, Chaos ACT, Slaughterfest, Brutalfest and so on). I definitely endorse it and urge anyone keen to attend. We're going to have to see if we're welcome back for Scumfest 2010.

Dave from Space Bong


Scumfest II Set Times – 24/25 Jan

Posted by Lachlan

Saturday Jan 24th 9pm $10

9:15pm Death-Cult Jock
9:45pm Corrupters
10:30pm Ok Peligro
11:15pm Dining in Tuscany (NSW)
12am Kill A Celebrity (NSW)
12:45am Prison Bitch
1:30am Captain Cleanoff

Sunday Jan 25th 4pm $15

11pm God God Dammit Dammit--10:30 Robotosaurus
10pm Dining In Tuscany (NSW)--9:30 Space Bong
9pm Kill A Celebrity (NSW)-- 8:30 Patriarchal Death Machine
8pm Thunderclaw-- 7:30 Craterface
7pm Ok Peligro-- 6:30 0010
6pm Bronze Chariot-- 5:30 Thunder Express

Scumfest 2009


Scumfest 2009 (SA) featuring Capt. Cleanoff

Posted by Lachlan

SpacebongThe Australia Day long weekend seems to be a hotbed of killer festivals. You've got Grindcore 2009 in VIC, Scumfest 2009 in SA, Decolonise Festival in NSW, Big Day Out and who knows what else.

Anyway here is the super-sexy Scumfest line-up that was at least in part - if not in its entirety - arranged by Keagan of the suffocating doom/grind band Spacebong. The line-up has some killer names on it including Captain Cleanoff, Kill A Celebrity (NSW), Dining in Tuscany (NSW), Prison Bitch, Corrupters, Robotosaurus, God God Dammit Dammit, Spacebong, Ok Peligro and S.A. Waste.

It's an awesome mix of grind, hardcore, metal, punk, crust and doom and it all goes down at Worldsend in Adelaide over 2 days, the 2nd night being an all-ages kinda deal. Can't fucking wait.

Scumfest 2009


Scumfest (SA) rumours for 24-25 Jan

Posted by Lachlan

Well it's good to see that Matheson kept you up to date with all the latest grind news homosexual folk scandals. The inadequate faux-grinder also had his birthday a little while ago. Good on him.

In more important news I just got word that SCUMFEST is going down on January 24-25 in Adelaide and I've got some promising rumors for bands that might be playing;

- Captain Cleanoff
- Dining in Tuscany (NSW)
- Robotosaurus
- God God Dammit Dammit
- Kill A Celebrity (NSW)
- Prison Bitch
- The Corruptors (grind feat. members of The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers)
- Thrush (grind feat. members of Jungle Fever)
- Space Bong

I'll be tharr (right tharr). None of this has been officially announced and I'll keep you all up to date.

These things happened last time Adelaide was unfortunate enough to host Kill A Celebrity:

Kill A Celebrity and Mat from Anal Discharge in Adelaide

Mat from Anal Discharge in Adelaide

Mat from Anal Discharge in Adelaide


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